Kerry Madsen Perfect For $6,000 In Attica Ambush Opener

ATTICA, OH – The “Madman” Kerry Madsen was perfect on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, not only opening the annual “Attica Ambush” presented by Janet Holbrook with a $6,000 payday, but leading all 35 circuits in the process, simultaneously securing his first Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2023 season. Madsen, pilot of the Vermeer Motorsports No. 55 sprint car, is now a 12-time All Star winner over the course of his illustrious open wheel career, leading two-time and defending All Star champion, Tyler Courtney, and recent Bryan Grove Racing hiree, Kyle Reinhardt, to the final checkers.

As noted, Madsen led every lap of Attica’s Ambush opener, securing the lead at the official start over Zeb Wise and Kyle Reinhardt. Despite maintaining a perfect track record from the point, the St Marys, New South Wales, Australia, native did encounter some disturbances, most of which in the form of cautions, as well as a few run-ins with lapped traffic.

While Madsen maintained control, the battle for second was far from subtle with Zeb Wise, Tyler Courtney, and Kyle Reinhardt each throwing their hats in the ring for a podium spot. Seemingly, Reinhardt was the ace to put the most pressure on Madsen, actually showing his nose and working for the lead with just over five remaining. Unfortunately, the Neptune City, New Jersey, native ended his top spot tango on lap 30, nearly spinning to a spot in turn two while battling the Madman.

“It’s stressful being out front…you never know where you need to go or where you need to be,” Kerry Madsen stated. “Just hats off to this entire team. To win at Attica, you have to have a really good race car, and that’s what we had here tonight. Happy to get it done for everyone at Vermeer Motorsports. A tip of the hat to all of our progress. Fast cars win races.”

Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, a staple on the All Star campaign trail with three events contested already in 2023, will host “America’s Series” this Friday and Saturday, September 1-2, set to headline their annual two-day Attica Ambush. Featuring two, complete programs, Attica’s doubleheader will also feature two major paydays including a $12,000-to-win finale on Saturday evening; Friday’s opener will award $6,000.

As noted, Attica Raceway Park hosted the All Star Circuit of Champions on three prior occasions already this season including one during the annual running of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Three appearances resulted in three different winners, one of which was Rudeen Racing’s own Zeb Wise, who opened the aforementioned Ohio Sprint Speedweek event with a triumph over Tyler Courtney and Jordan Ryan. Wise is currently on top of the All Star driver standings heading into the two-day visit to the Buckeye State, leading Lane Racing’s Chris Windom and Clauson Marshall Racing’s Tyler Courtney.

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Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park | September 1, 2023:
$6,000-to-win | ATTICA AMBUSH Presented by Janet Holbrook
Kistler Racing Products Pill Draw | Entries: 36
Macri Concrete/Nunzi’s Advertising Hot Laps: Sye Lynch | 13.058
Hercules Tires Fast Qualifier: Tyler Courtney | 13.241
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #1 Winner: Byron Reed
Competition Suspension Inc Heat #2 Winner: Kerry Madsen
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #3 Winner: J.J. Hickle
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4 Winner: Zeb Wise
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Cale Thomas
Rayce Rudeen Foundation Contingency Award: Zeth Sabo
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash Winner: Kerry Madsen
Tezos A-Main Winner: Kerry Madsen
Tezos A-Main Hard Charger: Cale Thomas (+11)
Carquest Perseverance Award: Zeth Sabo

Tezos A Feature (35 Laps): 1. 55-Kerry Madsen[1]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[3]; 3. 45-Kyle Reinhardt[4]; 4. 26-Zeb Wise[2]; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[13]; 6. 9-Trey Jacobs[10]; 7. 4-Chris Windom[7]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[11]; 9. 42-Sye Lynch[15]; 10. 23-Cale Thomas[21]; 11. 25-Chris Myers[16]; 12. 5-Byron Reed[8]; 13. 49X-Tim Shaffer[14]; 14. 88-Austin McCarl[6]; 15. 11N-Kasey Jedrzejek[23]; 16. 7N-Darin Naida[18]; 17. 97-Zeth Sabo[25]; 18. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9]; 19. 50YR-JJ Hickle[5]; 20. 29-Carl Bowser[24]; 21. (DNF) 33W-Cap Henry[17]; 22. (DNF) 32-Bryce Lucius[19]; 23. (DNF) 15C-Chris Andrews[12]; 24. (DNF) 35-Stuart Brubaker[20]; 25. (DNF) 19-Paige Polyak[22] LAP LEADERS: Kerry Madsen (1-35)

Classic Ink USA B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 23-Cale Thomas[1]; 2. 19-Paige Polyak[2]; 3. 11N-Kasey Jedrzejek[3]; 4. 29-Carl Bowser[6]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[8]; 6. 97-Zeth Sabo[12]; 7. 24D-Danny Sams III[7]; 8. 16-DJ Foos[11]; 9. 4S-Tyler Street[10]; 10. 15K-Creed Kemenah[9]; 11. 8M-TJ Michael[14]; 12. 12-Brian Lay[13]; 13. 75-Jerry Dahms[16]; 14. (DNS) 70-Henry Malcuit; 15. (DNS) 28M-Conner Morrell; 16. (DNS) 90-Jeffrey Neubert

Elliotts Custom Trailers and Carts Dash (6 Laps): 1. 55-Kerry Madsen[1]; 2. 26-Zeb Wise[2]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[6]; 4. 45-Kyle Reinhardt[8]; 5. 50YR-JJ Hickle[4]; 6. 88-Austin McCarl[5]; 7. 4-Chris Windom[7]; 8. 5-Byron Reed[3]

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Byron Reed[1]; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[4]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch[2]; 5. 33W-Cap Henry[6]; 6. 19-Paige Polyak[7]; 7. 29-Carl Bowser[8]; 8. 23-Cale Thomas[5]; 9. 12-Brian Lay[9]

CSI Shocks Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 55-Kerry Madsen[1]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[3]; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[2]; 4. 45-Kyle Reinhardt[4]; 5. 32-Bryce Lucius[7]; 6. 11N-Kasey Jedrzejek[5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[9]; 8. 97-Zeth Sabo[8]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[6]

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 50YR-JJ Hickle[1]; 2. 15C-Chris Andrews[7]; 3. 88-Austin McCarl[4]; 4. 25-Chris Myers[5]; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9]; 6. 70-Henry Malcuit[2]; 7. 15K-Creed Kemenah[8]; 8. (DNS) 4S-Tyler Street; 9. (DNS) 90-Jeffrey Neubert

Mobil 1 Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 26-Zeb Wise[2]; 2. 9-Trey Jacobs[1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer[5]; 4. 4-Chris Windom[4]; 5. 7N-Darin Naida[3]; 6. 28M-Conner Morrell[8]; 7. 24D-Danny Sams III[6]; 8. 16-DJ Foos[7]; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[9]

Hercules Tire Qualifying: 1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 00:13.241[1]; 2. 5-Byron Reed, 00:13.427[2]; 3. 42-Sye Lynch, 00:13.460[4]; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 00:13.501[6]; 5. 23-Cale Thomas, 00:13.554[3]; 6. 33W-Cap Henry, 00:13.600[8]; 7. 88-Austin McCarl, 00:13.699[21]; 8. 45-Kyle Reinhardt, 00:13.706[13]; 9. 55-Kerry Madsen, 00:13.739[15]; 10. 19-Paige Polyak, 00:13.767[9]; 11. 29-Carl Bowser, 00:13.867[7]; 12. 4-Chris Windom, 00:13.927[36]; 13. 9-Trey Jacobs, 00:13.980[28]; 14. 09-Craig Mintz, 00:14.011[16]; 15. 12-Brian Lay, 00:14.063[5]; 16. 5T-Travis Philo, 00:14.087[12]; 17. 26-Zeb Wise, 00:14.093[33]; 18. 11N-Kasey Jedrzejek, 00:14.121[10]; 19. 8M-TJ Michael, 00:14.146[14]; 20. 7N-Darin Naida, 00:14.159[30]; 21. 50YR-JJ Hickle, 00:14.204[26]; 22. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 00:14.228[35]; 23. 70-Henry Malcuit, 00:14.233[20]; 24. 32-Bryce Lucius, 00:14.266[18]; 25. 4S-Tyler Street, 00:14.348[22]; 26. 24D-Danny Sams III, 00:14.374[31]; 27. 25-Chris Myers, 00:14.400[19]; 28. 90-Jeffrey Neubert, 00:14.504[25]; 29. 15C-Chris Andrews, 00:14.523[23]; 30. 16-DJ Foos, 00:14.534[29]; 31. 97-Zeth Sabo, 00:14.537[11]; 32. W20-Greg Wilson, 00:14.547[17]; 33. 15K-Creed Kemenah, 00:14.563[24]; 34. 28M-Conner Morrell, 00:14.593[34]; 35. 75-Jerry Dahms, 00:14.820[32]; 36. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 00:14.857[27]